Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of web content in search engines using an understanding of search engines' processes and algorithms. Also known as "natural" or "organic" search, it is distinct from paid web advertising.

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Canonical tag not getting honoured or is it?

I realise this is a topic which has probably been covered to infinity, however I have my own little question so hope the mods wont mind me opening a new threat on canonical issues. I have a post on ...
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How to specify the service region for a LocalBusiness?

How can I show Googlebot by attributes from Schema.org the geographic area where the services are available? Our services are available in cities and in their vicinity: Walsall Dudley Wolverhampton ...
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How to index milions of dynamic pages in google? [duplicate]

I have a website which urls are something like: http://mysite/Code/12345678910 This "Code" i get from a table wich has something about 40 millions rows, each one with a different "Code". I would ...
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Google Knowledge Graph periodic appearance

When searching for my client's business name in Google, the knowledge graph appears sometimes, and other times I simply get a local map showing the business, with no knowledge graph. Baffled as to why....
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JSON-LD Schema Data on Multiple Pages [duplicate]

Wondering if having identical, verified correct by the Google Structured Data Testing Tool, JSON-LD Schema data on index and the same JSON-LD Schema Data on all subpages would create any sort of ...
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Google manual action removed but effects remain similar

Our domain had been under Google manual action penalty until recently. One week ago we finally get the action removed. However, we made a test creating a new domain and pointing it to the existing ...
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Is there any difference between writing meta keywords with or without space?

Today I was creating keywords for my website and I have one issue. Is there any difference between writing: <meta name="keywords" content="HTML,CSS,JavaScript,PHP"/> And the same code but ...
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What is the impact of <i>, <b>, <strong> or <span> elements on SEO?

What is the impact of i, b, strongor span tags on SEO? I quote the MDN HTML element reference: The HTML <b> Element represents a span of text stylistically different from normal text, ...
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How can report to google that the reporter of a DMCA request not copyright owner?

For a removed URL by Google DMCA report, how can report to google that the reporter of a DMCA request not copyright owner?
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How to track the keyword position of my website without violating the google TOS

I own a website and I'd like to be able to have an history of how some page and keywords ranked in google over time, to be able to understand if certain changes I made have positive or negative effect....
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How do I handle a LOT of redirects when migrating a medium sized site?

I'm migrating a medium-sized site (12,000 pieces of content) from Static HTML to a CMS. The CMS effectively requires that the exiting site structure has to change. The site has more than 5,000 PDFs ...
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Google Search Console Duplicated Content Warning [duplicate]

I develop into a news distribution software. That software cant distribute the same news in many websites. Now, i'm getting an error of Duplicate Content from Google Webmaster. What happens: we ...
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How to handle search engine indexing of multiple pages of products

I have worked on several websites that have lists of products (or lists of something) that span over multiple pages. Generally the first page might have some text describing the products in the ...
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Get Google to ignore backlinks from a particular domain

I just used a backlink scan tool to show me the backlinks to my site. I have found there are almost 90k backlinks. The problem is that about 95% of these are coming from the same domains and these are ...
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Duplicate content on same-language region

I'm currently working on a multi-language website. I want to target different regions and each region should have its own site. I currently have two languages for my website: Dutch and English. So I ...
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Merge Country domain into one is the best option or not, it will hurt seo or not? [duplicate]

We have one Domain "domain.com" this domain target global and another is "domain.co.uk" this domain only target specific country. now a days we discuses to merge both in to one domain in domain.com ...
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Clear old SEO content from Joomla

Current situation Our previous website was built to be embedded in Joomla, stuff like "About" were Joomla content, but the main page was custom PHP. Now that we moved to a complete custom ...
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Will redirecting to a live broadcast hurt SEO?

We have a live streaming site. Each user has a "profile page" (example.com/username), that contains biographical information and links to their past broadcasts. This is what we want Google to index. ...
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Is it bad to link internal URL with http?

I have couple of domains. One in the singular form and other in the plural. The singular one has more traffic and plural one is new and has a chance of getting visitors on the homepage. Both the ...
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Same content in multiple page can be considered as duplicate content? Can self-referencing canonical tag(rel=“canonical”) to overcome this problem? [duplicate]

We have eCommerce website having lots of products and tags. SAME PRODUCT can be reside in multiple tags. So, in list page of tag may contains same product which reside in different tag page. Question:...
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Should rel=canonical be used for discount deals copy and pasted to new webpages?

We have a discount deal website like Groupon. When we have a new deal contract with our old business owner we have to copy and paste the details from the last deal into a new webpage for the new deal. ...
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Should I promote a product while there's a different product with a quite similar name?

I'm going to release a new software tool, currently named "ALM Performance". I'm now googling, and I see there's a tool named "HP ALM Performance Center" which is highly ranked for "ALM Performance" ...
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Google is using placeholder text from the page in the search results rather than the page title of “Home”

The search result for Google incorrectly appears as "Enter your text here" for my website. The title is correct in the HTML code: "Home". Why is this happening and what can I do to correct it?
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Best practice with visual responsive html restructuration

I have to follow a sketch of the main webpage of a website I'm building. The main page is essentially blocks rendered as rows, but one row is divided in 4 blocks that are not of the same height (so I ...
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Google indexed my domain name, but my entity's name with spaces isn't returned [duplicate]

Working for my client, Google has indexed for some time the index page of my website example.com. If a search is done for "example company" however, Google returns no results. If the search is done ...
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Does crowded HTML markup between actual content affect SEO?

On our pages the content consists of multiple entries (similar to forums) and those entries have lots of html such as three social share widgets, like buttons, favorite buttons and so on. When you ...
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How important is it to include <lastmod> in a sitemap?

In a sitemap, is it important to include information about when the url was last changed in a <lastmod> tag? How does not including a <lastmod> tag in a sitemap affect how my site is ...
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Is it a good idea to change URL scheme of an established website to match query?

I'm targeting queries are in the form: "X Y for Z" Website is very established (1M+ traffic), but the competitor with URLs /X-Y/for/Z got to the 1st place (we were a first place for years). Our ...
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How can I find out what other websites are hosted from my website IP address and why is that important from SEO point of view?

I heard that is important from a SEO perspective what other websites are hosted on the IP address on which my website is stored. Do other websites hosted on my server/VPS affect my search results in ...
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Blank image. What to use: Base64 vs 1x1 JPEG image

I am building a website and I want to make HTTP queries as few as possible for a better website speed and seo. The page I just created is showing images on scroll (images have an attribute data-scr ...
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Can Google's analytics script run more than once per page view?

Is it possible to artificially inflate page views in Google Analytics, for example by executing the analytics tracker script more than once per page view?
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SEO: Should my homepage be a blog page?

From an SEO point of view, should my homepage be my posts page? We run a business and we have a website that details our services, our prices, our office, it has a who we are page etc... It also has ...
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How to customize the site in search engine results?

Is there a cross search engine solution to customize the name&description of a site in search engine results without it's implicit specifying on the index page? StackOverflow is displayed in ...
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Index the content within an iframe

We have created an web application that gives the client the possibility to use his websites as an online showroom (cars, bikes, etc etc). What is offered is photo's, information about the vehicles ...
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what is a session in google analytics

Case 1: If user search for a keyword Key1 and my site's result Page1 comes in google search results. User clicks that result and enters my site. So it is a session for user with on Page1 Case 2: Now ...
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Google shows every page of my WordPress site but I only want the home page indexed

So to start with, I have Google crawl my (WordPress) website with the search console, now I can see my pages in the search engine. But it shows every page separately. Like my /contact, /services and /...
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Google has a hard time finding organization's official page

I have a website setup through WordPress on a custom domain that I control. It is registered in the Google Webmaster Tools, and pages will show up on Google, but not in the order I'd like. I am ...
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How to get google to show certain subpages [duplicate]

Is there a way in which I can tell Google which of my navigation items I consider most important and that I would like to have displayed underneath my "main search result" in Search? E.g., if B&H ...
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Trying to set preferred domain to https in Google Webmaster Tools

I am trying to set a preferred domain for https://example.co.uk. I have added and verified all four properties: www.example.co.uk, example.co.uk, https://www.example.co.uk and https://example.co.uk, ...
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https in page url but not displaying in google search results

Why a site even when crawled with https, the indexed urls are https but the search result that google does not display https appearing in result url. The results in red have links to https but why ...
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Does adding www to bare domain affect SEO? Analytics? [duplicate]

I have a bare domain -> domain.com Does adding www. to my bare domain -> www.domain.com, affect SEO? or Analytics data? Right now going to www.domain.com redirects to domain.com.
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How come Google can properly fetch and render some sites using a SPA but not others?

I have 2 websites, both use a single-page app framework. One uses React, and one uses Angular. Neither of them have any server-side rendering going on. When I run the "fetch and render as Google" ...
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Will Google index a React JS SPA if I can't add a rewrite rule?

The React SPA is set up to dynamically pull content from a server based on the URL. There is an index.html file sitting in a directory that routes to the correct content from the page requests. The ...
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Godaddy ip canonicalization

I have tried find solution to this all around Google and here, but no luck so far. when I try connect to my website by using IP, it will not redirect to the website. Only godaddy's "Coming soon" page....
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Would using an underscore in a domain name have a negative effect on ranking?

What do you think the effect on search engine ranking will be if one uses an underscore in a domain name?
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Google Search Console “Fetch and Render” renders modal popups. What's the impact on SEO?

Google's Search console allows you to "Fetch and Render" your web pages. As you can see in the image below it's (unfortunately) clever enough to render the popup modal. Is this likely to impact ...
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Advice on URL structure [duplicate]

I'm looking for some advice on my URL structure for a project I'm working on. I'm a web developer so my SEO knowledge is relatively limited. My website's purpose is to essentially provide specialised ...
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I have product comparasion long title [duplicate]

I have Website with product comparasion. Also I am thinking what to do with my titles. 4 product comparasion: Apple iPhone 6S Plus vs Samsung galaxy S7 Edge vs Microsoft Lumia 820 XL DTE SIM DUAL vs ...
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Are these programmatically generated pages a correct SEO approach?

I am presently working on a taxi booking website. As a test case, the website (which is not yet online) can presently take bookings from 20 cities and booking can be made for 626 destinations (cities) ...
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How soon does site migration to new server reflect SEO?

In last 12 months I had very constant Google positions for 2 main keywords. In UK and Europe it was 1st and 2nd place and for US it was 3rd place for both keywords. I used external tools to check ...